Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Hot and sweet Lemon pickle

Hot and sweet Lemon pickle
This recipe is for very spicy and sweet lemon pickle. It is a condiment that can be served at breakfast with any kind of parathas or with the meal.

  • Lemons - 15
  • Lemon juice – 1/2 cup
  • Mustard seeds (yellow split) - 1/2 cup
  • Fenugreek seeds (methidana) - 2 tsp
  • Fennel seeds - 2 tbsp
  • Asafetida (hing) – 2 tsp
  • Red chili powder  - 1/2 cup
  • Turmeric powder - 1/2 tbsp
  • Salt  - 1/2 cup
  • Vinegar - 2 tbsp
  • Sugar  - 2 cups
  • Cooking oil - 1 cups
  1. Wash and dry Lemons thoroughly.
  2. Cut each lemon into 8 pieces. Keep them in a large bowl.
  3. In a pan, dry roast fenugreek seeds, mustard seeds and fennel seeds. Grind the roasted spices in grinder and keep aside.
  4. In a large bowl, take the above roasted spice powder and also add red chili powder, turmeric powder and asafetida powder to it.
  5. Heat oil in a separate pan and add it to the spice mix. Mix well.
  6. Add all the above mixture to cut lemons. Once again mix well.
  7. Now add lemon juice, vinegar, sugar and salt. Mix again.
  8. Take a clean jar; fill it up with the above pickle.
  9. Shake the jar every day for 10 days.
  10. Store it in a clean and dry place. Pickle is ready to eat in a 2 weeks.
Serving suggestions:
Enjoy Hot and sweet lemon pickle with garma garam parathas (Indian bread) anytime of the day.


  1. pickle is so delicious. love it with parathas. yummm... lemon pickle is my fav. lots of flavors and spices give a great aroma to it..

  2. Thanks, Amritha!Lemon pickle is my favorite too...!Yes, great with parathas, anytime.

    Have fun cooking...!